Last week's "Naked City" on Rodney Reed's October hearing incorrectly stated that Jimmy Fennell Jr. was working as a police officer in Giddings when he raped a woman he held in custody. In fact, he was working with the Georgetown Police Department at the time.
During the 11,000-word shuffle that was last week's Margaret Moser tribute, "Leader of the Pack," one of the celebrant's core friends and musical muses, Angela Strehli, didn't make it into print with her testimony to the importance of the Chronicle's pride and joy on music here and beyond. That appreciation has been restored online. Music Editor Raoul Hernandez sorely regrets the omission.
June 23's Naked City item "LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission Underway" incorrectly spelled Paula Buls' last name "Buhls." An item on Kosoul Chanthakoummane's stay of execution incorrectly identified the body that issued the stay: It was the Court of Criminal Appeals. And the subhead to the online version of "City Council Campaign 2018" was incorrect. It should have read: "Renteria files, Troxclair draws early challenger."
Last week's "CodeNEXT: Learn to Love It" (June 9), noted that Accessory Dwelling Units (granny flats) would be allowed in Low Density Residential (LDR) zoning in the new zoning code. That's true, but they would require a Minor Use Permit be approved by the city Planning and Zoning Department. That's a change from the original draft distributed in January. ADUs were listed as a permitted use, but that was a typo, and has been corrected from P to MUP in the second draft.
In last week's food feature, "In Praise of the Restaurant Restroom," we erroneously attributed the selection of Juniper's restroom mirrors to Jill Fanette. Mark Cravotta, the owner and principal at Cravotta Interiors, made the design selections. We regret our error.
Last week's News feature "As Austin Grows, So Does the Risk of Flood" contained a computing error that resulted in a data point for the cost of draining systems being reported incorrectly by a few hundred million. The story originally said the cost of city draining systems would be just under $1 million (between $700,000 and $800,000, to be precise). In fact, that cost is actually set at between $700 million and $800 million. The Chronicle regrets the error and will re-engage in a training session to better identify where commas are placed in numbers.
Due to an editing error, a pull quote in last week's News feature ("The State of Trans Health Care") was incorrectly attributed. In fact, it was allgo Executive Director Priscilla Hale who said "Western medicine has a systemic way of providing care that dissects our bodies, and they do the same to our identities."
In the flurry of housing supply numbers appearing in two stories last week (March 31), our calculators overloaded ("Council: Mucho Housing Needed," and "Point Austin: The Mayor's Tightrope"). Adding rounded numbers estimating housing unit needs for each residential economic category, we computed a 10-year need estimate of 138,000 units; in fact, the Strategic Housing Plan generally calls for a 10-year supply of 135,000 units, and that's the number more commonly employed by city planners. Both numbers are roughly equivalent gross estimates, and would only keep pace with anticipated population growth. Online, we used the 135,000 figure; we apologize to our print readers for any additional confusion.
An editing error in last week's story "Senate Speeds Through Anti-Choice Bills" referred to a Senate bill to ban the abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation as SB 145. In fact, the bill is SB 415, as properly listed earlier in the same paragraph.
Also, last week's Public Notice column said that NW Austin Neighbors suggested as many as 1,500 residential units could go on the Austin Oaks site; instead, their proposal was for either 500 units, or 1,000 if the hotel were removed. Apologies for the error.
In the Feb. 3 News story "Council Wrap: State of the City," the following sentence should have read: "In December, Council had directed staff to find 'emergency funding' sufficient to help an additional 100 immigrants per month ...."
In the Feb. 3 Music column "Playback," the photo of Two Nice Girls did not include Laurie Freelove, who died Jan. 22. The picture has been replaced online. The Chronicle sorely regrets the error.